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Earth Science Informatics

Earth Science Informatics

Editor-in-Chief: Hassan A. Babaie

ISSN: 1865-0473 (print version)
ISSN: 1865-0481 (electronic version)

Journal no. 12145

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Editor in Chief:

Hassan A. Babaie 
Department of Geosciences
Georgia State University
33 Gilmer Street SE
P.O. Box 4105
Atlanta, GA 30302-4105

tel: 404 413 5766 fax 404 413 5768
email: hbabaie@gsu.edu


Deputy Editor: Rahul Ramachandran - Information Technology and Systems Center, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, Alabama, USA.

Associate Editors:

Thomas Bittner - Department of Philosophy and Geography, National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA

André Csillaghy - Institute of 4D Technologies (ifDs), School of Engineering, University of Applied Sciences, North Western Switzerland (FHNW), Windisch, Switzerland

Suzana Dragicevic - Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C., Canada

Frederico Fonseca - College of Information Sciences and Technology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA

Peter A. Fox - High Altitude Observatory/Earth and Sun Systems Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, USA

Antony P. Galton - Department of Computer Science, School of Engineering and Computer Science, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK

Deborah L. McGuinness - Knowledge Systems, Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA

Thomas W. Narock - Department of Information Systems, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, USA

Michael Piasecki - Drexel University, Department of Civil & Architectural Engineering, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Jochen Renz - School of Information Sciences and Engineering, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.

Editorial Board:

Budhendra Bhaduri - Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN, USA

Kirk D. Borne - George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA

Gilberto Câmara - Brazil's National Institute for Space Research (INPE), Brazil

Cinzia Cervato - CHRONOS, Dept. of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences, Iowa State Univ. Ames, IA, USA

Ni-Bin Chang - University of Central Florida, Dept. Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering, Orlando, FL, USA

Alisdair Davey - Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA

Ranjeet Devarakonda - Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN, USA 

Ben Domenico - Unidata, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), Boulder, CO, USA

Maureen Donnelly - Department of Philosophy, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA

Max J. Egenhofer - Department of Spatial Information Science and Engineering, University of Maine, Orono, ME, USA

Marco A. Giorgetta - Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany

Siri Jodha S. Khalsa - National Snow and Ice Data Center, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA.

Todd King - Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Jens Klump - GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Telegrafenberg, Potsdam, Germany.

Vladik Kreinovich - Department of Computer Science, University of Texas, El Paso, Texas, USA.

Kerstin Lehnert - Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, Palisades, NY, USA.

Steve Liang - Department of Geomatics Eng., University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Michael Lutz - European Commission - DG Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability Spatial Data Infrastructures Unit, Ispra (VA), Italy

Xiaogang Ma - Tetherless World Constellation, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA

Ken T. Murata, Nat. Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Applied Electromagnetic Research Center, Space Environment Group, Tokyo, Japan

Wataru Ohfuchi - Yokohama Institute for Earth Sciences, Earth Simulator Center Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Yokohama, Japan

Larry Paxton - The Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD, USA

Rahul Ramachandran - University of Alabama, Information Technology and Systems Center, Huntsville, AL, USA

René Redler - NEC Laboratories Europe - IT Research Division NEC Europe Ltd. Rathausallee, Germany

Chris Renschler - Department of Geography, University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA

Stephen M. Richard - Arizona Geological Survey, Geoinformatics Section, Tucson, Arizona, USA

Dogan Seber - San Diego Supercomputer Center, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla CA, USA

Krishna Sinha - Department of Geological Sciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ., Blacksburg, VA, USA

Jie Tian - Georgia Southern University - GIS, Remote Sensing Dept., Statesboro, GA, USA

Ferdinando Villa - Ecoinformatics Collaboratory, Gund Institute for Ecological Economics and Department of Plant Biology University of Vermont. Burlington VT, USA

Robert Weigel, Department of Computational and Data Sciences, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA

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    The Earth Science Informatics [ESIN] journal aims at rapid  publication of high-quality, current, cutting-edge, and provocative scientific work in the area of Earth Science Informatics as it relates to Earth systems science and space science. This includes articles on the application of formal and computational methods, computational Earth science, spatial and temporal analyses, and all aspects of computer applications to the acquisition, storage, processing, interchange, and visualization of data and information about the materials, properties, processes, features, and phenomena that occur at all scales and locations in the Earth system’s five components (atmosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere, biosphere, cryosphere) and in space (see "About this journal" for more detail). The quarterly journal publishes research, methodology, and software articles, as well as editorials, comments, and book and software reviews. Review articles of relevant findings, topics, and methodologies are also considered.

    Research, Technology and Education Objectives

    ESIN will help to develop and shape the new field of Earth Science Informatics. It is intended to provide a dissemination platform for research using systems-based approaches to solve multi-scale Earth science problems by encouraging the development of robust formal and computational models and information systems. Since Earth Science Informatics is a new field just now emerging there is little precedence how to formally educate traditional domain knowledge-oriented scientists and engineers to become informaticists, and also how to effectively integrate cyberinfrastructure into Earth science education. The Earth Science Informatics journal will act as a venue to share experiences and concepts for educational approaches to accomplish the training of the next generation of Earth science informaticists as well as bringing cyberinfrastructure into the scholarly and graduate-level education.

    Rationale for the Journal

    Earth Science Informatics is a rapidly developing, interdisciplinary field with the potential to have a significant impact on the advancement of Earth system science by deriving new knowledge about the Earth system through formal information-rich and semantic-based approaches. Analysis and understanding of complex Earth phenomena and processes necessitate the integration of field, experimental, theoretical, and computation research through informatics.

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